RELIGION U.S

Bakker: Eclipse is God’s Punishment for Obama Years

By Piper Blackmun

Televangelist and survivalist Jim Bakker has blamed the impending solar eclipse on President Barack Obama.

“God came to me in a dream and said I should tell the world that I am plunging the world into darkness to remind people I’m still mad at the Obama years,” said Bakker on his online radio show. “Obama legalized witchcraft, sexual deviants getting married and schools started teaching transgenderism.”

Bakker said it would take eight years of Donald Trump for America to “get right with God.”

Bakker isn’t the only Evangelical Christian who is misinterpreting an astronomical phenomenon as a religious sign. Anne Graham Loetz, daughter of famed preacher Billy Graham, said the eclipse was a sign of impending doom. Franklin Graham, Loetz’s brother, has frequently accused President Barack Obama of being a Muslim.

“While no one can know for sure if judgment is coming on America, it does seem that God is signaling us about something. Time will tell what that something is,” said Loetz in a blog post.

Loetz, Bakker and other Evangelicals have been criticized for their failure to condemn President Donald Trump, even though he has sided with white supremacists over the Charlottesville terrorist attack.

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